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Avoid grilling mistakes when using a gas BBQ

02/09/2010 There are many pitfalls and common mistakes that should be avoided when using a gas BBQ to grill food.

According to, it is important to steer clear of using a dirty BBQ as bacteria can infest itself in the grease.

Grease can also catch on fire very quickly so it is important to clean it off after use. Grill utensils will need to be cleaned properly too, to kill any bacteria.

When using a gas BBQ, it is crucial to keep an eye on the gas tank itself.

"This can become very dangerous [and] fast if the hoses are loose or cracking. If you smell rotten eggs that means you have a gas leak and need to tighten things up or replace the gas hose or line," the site explains. has also collated a selection of tips for cleaning gas BBQs. It explains that warm BBQs are easier to clean than cold ones. Therefore it should be started up for a short time first and then turned off before cleaning.

The gas should also be disconnected before dismantling the entire BBQ to wash the parts one by one. ADNFCR-3488-ID-800049487-ADNFCR

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